YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker

Star Rating
4.5 out of 5
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4.2 / 5Very Good
54 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Aoraki / Mount Cook Visitor Center
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Aoraki / Mount Cook
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Mount Cook (MON)
    6 min drive

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    About this area

    Mount Cook

    YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker is located in Mount Cook. Those looking for an activity can check out Kea Point Walk, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Aoraki / Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki. Our guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Aoraki / Mount Cook Visitor Center - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre - 12 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Aoraki / Mount Cook - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Kea Point Walk - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Tasman Lake - 15 min drive

    About this property

    YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker

    4.5-star eco-friendly hostel near Aoraki / Mount Cook
    A sauna, laundry facilities, and a library are available at this hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a convenience store are onsite. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and phones. Living rooms and dining areas are among the other amenities that guests will find. Bathrooms are shared.
    YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker offers 16 shared accommodations with air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. This Mount Cook hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms.
    YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker features a sauna, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This eco-friendly hostel also offers barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and a garden. Onsite self parking is complimentary.
    YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker has designated areas for smoking.
    Recreational amenities at the hostel include a sauna.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Awards and affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.



    Check-in between 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 10 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    American Express

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

    Property is also known as

    • Mount Cook YHA
    • YHA Hostel Mount Cook
    • YHA Aoraki Mt Cook Hostel
    • YHA Mt Cook Hostel
    • YHA Cook Hostel
    • YHA Aoraki Cook Hostel
    • YHA Cook
    • YHA Aoraki Cook
    • Yha Mt. Cook Hotel Village
    • YHA Aoraki Mt Cook New Zealand/Mt. Village
    • YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker Mount Cook
    • YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Things to do

    • Bicycle rentals
    • Sauna

    Family friendly

    • Grocery/convenience store
    • Laundry facilities
    • Separate dining area
    • Separate living room


    • Grocery/convenience store
    • Library

    Guest services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • German


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    • Designated smoking areas
    • TV in lobby

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout drapes/curtains


    • Hair dryer (on request)
    • Shared bathroom

    Food and drink

    • Dining room


    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Phone
    • Separate living room
    • Separate sitting area
    • Shared accommodations

    Nearby things to do


    • Cross-country skiing
    • Downhill skiing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Rock climbing
    • Snowboarding

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Really loved the staff and people we met. This hostel has such a good energy: welcoming, friendly staff. We stayed an extra night and would have loved to stay longer. The staff also recommended staying at Wanaka IHA (YHA) which was also fantastic. We hope to come back again soon.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Nice place to stay

    Nice place to stay with friendly service and social guests. Hot sauna after cold day doing walks

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    • Disliked: Staff & service

    Outstanding location with amazing view, good amenities.

    Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stunning Location, cozy and comfortable hostel

    The hostel is a beautiful wooden building and feels very warm and comfortable. The staff were very friendly, beds comfortable and generally good level of cleanliness. The location was great, with beautiful views of snow capped mountains from the dorm. The kitchen was well equipped and had enough equipment, hobs etc. even at busy times which some hostels struggle with. The outdoor area and balcony were a bonus. There were two spacious and comfy loung areas - it would have been easy to spend all day relaxing at the hostel, but fortunately the area was so beautiful you just had to go out walking and exploring!

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

    5/5 Excellent

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      Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

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